For context while lib and I were talking about this privately we had a misunderstanding based on the fact that I intuited there being unsaid social rules to the vent threads whereas she did not. So I personally view them as more like quarantine zones. They're there for someone to explode in relative peace in a public matter. Not really around to start fights or drag people into them. So while they may cause harm, they are a harm mitigation method primarily. The unspoken rules being not to argue with the currently exploding person or to take their statements from the vent thread out of the vent thread. So personally I'm fine with someone bitching about me in one even if it might set my anxiety off a bit. Because it's been sequestered in the designated shit asshole tantrum zone and I'm generally good at altering shit based on contextual social rules. However others might read these things differently, as is the case with Lib. EDIT: Just wanted to add that yes that sounds find, seebs.